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BCS Consultancy Practice

If you are an external or internal information systems consultant, our Consultancy Practice course is ideal for you. We’ll cover the key areas of management of the customer relationship, conducting a consulting assignment and managing the quality of that assignment.

Throughout the course, you’ll apply these and other techniques to a typical assignment, of which the stages include gaining entry, identifying problems and requirements, diagnosis and solution definition, and closing and review. And on the subject of assignments, this case study on which this course is built is based on a genuine consultancy assignment.

Presented to you by one of the expert training consultants pictured below, each member of our Consultancy Practice training team bring their substantial internal and external consultancy experience to the programme.

Target Audience:

Business analysts, project leaders, business change managers and anyone involved in internal or external consultancy assignments. Participants on Consultancy Practice can go on to gain the BCS Practitioner certificate in Consultancy.

Included

12-month BCS Associate membership (not available to previous members). Click here for terms and conditions.

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Learning Objectives

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to those four days:

Day 1 -

  • Introduction to the IS Consulting Industry
  • Assignment management
  • Gaining entry
  • Rapport
  • Business environment analysis
  • Terms of reference
  • Communication

Day 2 -

  • Financial management and the economics of consulting
  • Investment appraisal
  • Managing expectations
  • Proposals and contracts
  • Understanding teams
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Investigation techniques
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Negotiation and conflict
  • Influencing
  • Effective presentations

Day 3 -

  • Diagnosis and solution definition
  • Business options and feasibility assessment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Implementing the solution

Day 4 -      

  • Assignment disengagement and expansion
  • Ethics and professional standards in consulting
  • Examination preparation and BCS examination

Course Content

  • Introduction to the IS Consulting Industry
  • Assignment management
  • Gaining entry
  • Rapport
  • Business environment analysis
  • Terms of reference
  • Communication
  • Financial management and the economics of consulting
  • Investment appraisal
  • Managing expectations
  • Proposals and contracts
  • Understanding teams
  • Stakeholder analysis and management
  • Investigation techniques
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Negotiation and conflict
  • Influencing
  • Effective presentations
  • Diagnosis and solution definition
  • Business options and feasibility assessment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Implementing the solution
  • Assignment disengagement and expansion
  • Ethics and professional standards in consulting
  • Examination preparation and BCS examination

Exams & Certification

During this four day course you’ll receive all the training you need to prepare for the two hour BCS Practitioner Certificate in Consultancy exam. Once you’ve passed and if you hold a specialist knowledge and a practitioner qualification, you can go on to gain the BCS International Diploma in Consultancy.

The course is also consistent with SFIA skills CNSL and RLMT both at levels 5 and 6.

Pre-Reading

You’ll also be given a comprehensive Consultancy Practice course manual, containing additional information and guidance on further reading.
If this course is part of your BCS International Diploma in Consultancy you have a wide choice of further modules which include BCS Foundation modules such as Foundation in Business Analysis, and BCS Practitioner modules such as Business Analysis Practice and Requirements Engineering. The structure of the certification is shown here.

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